Would You Switch to Bing for $3 to a Good Cause?

Google has become the standard search engine of choice around the world, but it's not the only one in the game. Microsoft's Bing is a fine alternative, but getting people to switch is hard. Would you switch your search engine if Microsoft were to donate $3 to schools in need?

Microsoft has created Search With Purpose, a page that will add Bing as a search provider in Firefox and IE (though the whole donation process will work with Chrome and Safari too) and send you a $3 donation code for you to enter in yourself.

The page notes "Bing will donate up to $100,000 in $3 donation codes during the promotion. Donation codes may only be used at DonorsChoose.org and expire on August 31, 2010." Nevertheless, it's to a good cause and you don't really have to be committed to Bing if you find Google is still a better fit for your internet needs.

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  • bebangs
    I would, then switch back to google after the donation. ^_^
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  • polly the parrot
    I did it, but I thought it was ironic when I sent the donation code to my Gmail address :P
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  • garry__
    You should all do this.
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    Nice PR stunt to get people to use Bing and get rep for your company.

    But this PR stunt helps people who need it, so I'll jump on the bandwagon, for a little while anyway.
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  • polly the parrot
    I did it, but I thought it was ironic when I sent the donation code to my Gmail address :P
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  • rohitbaran
    Well, I will do it. Just for the kids' sake.
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